The MSFHR Research Trainee Program is designed to attract, recognize, and support outstanding researchers who have completed a PhD, or are a health professional eligible for a fellowship (or equivalent) program, by providing funding that helps protect time for health research activities.

Key dates:

  • Applications open: February 1, 2018
  • Application support webinar: February 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. PT
  • Letter of intent deadline: March 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Full application deadline: April 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Anticipated notice of funding decision: Late July 2018
  • Anticipated start of funding: September 1, 2018

As with previous research trainee awards competitions, MSFHR has allocated 70 percent of the total funding to applications across all four research pillars: biomedical, clinical, health services, and population health.

The remaining 30 percent of funding will be allocated to outstanding researchers conducting research in the five BC health system key priority areas, in keeping with MSFHR’s stated goal of being responsive to the BC health sector.  

  • Enhance access to effective primary health care
  • Services for seniors with complex medical conditions
  • Mental health/substance use care
  • Services for patients needing surgery
  • Rural and remote health care services

Note: These five priority areas have relevance in the previous targeted clinical, health services, and population health research themes.

2017 award recipients

2018 award recipients

Read competition guidelines

Partnered awards available

Application resources (PDF)

Sample PDFs


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